The HDC is running free workshops next month for hardy nursery stock growers on integrated crop management, led by ADAS consultants Andrew Hewson, John Buxton and Erika Wedgwood. They will feature sessions on new developments in biological pest control, nursery hygiene, IPM, pesticide application and safe disposal using biobeds and water management. The events take place on 10 September (Sussex), 16 September (Herefordshire) and 18 September (Hertfordshire). Contact 01732 848383 by 8 September.
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